Daily Archives: January 3, 2013

Movie Review: “Moonrise Kingdom”

Wes Anderson, the cinema’s tsar of twee, takes on young-younger-youngest love and making rebellious square pegs fit into round holes with “Moonrise Kingdom,” his latest venture into the dark and the daft. And if it’s not as deft as his … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Mission: Impossible, Ghost Protocol”

You’re going to want to spring for IMAX tickets to “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol.” If Tom Cruise is willing to hang off the walls of the tallest building in the world, where do you get off going cheap? “Ghost … Continue reading

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Movie Nation Interview: Alec Baldwin on the end of ’30 Rock,’ the Rise of the Guardians

He’s got one of the most famous voices in showbiz — a low, whispered growl that can be played for menace, or laughs. But as anybody who has caught Alec Baldwin on “30 Rock,” “Saturday Night Live” or even “Inside … Continue reading

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Movie Nation Interview: Hot Mamma Eva Mendes

“I’ve been playing moms since ‘Training Day,’ and I was 25 when I made that,” Eva Mendes says. “Being a bad mom should come easily, by now.” So don’t read too much into her role in “Girl in Progress,” Mendes’ … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “A Dangerous Method”

A chilly play comes to chilly life in David Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method,” a 100-minute peek into the complex relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, the birth of psychoanalysis and the schism between these two giants that impacts psychotherapy … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Mirror Mirror”

Daft, dazzling in design but straining ever so hard to be hip, “Mirror Mirror” isn’t your Uncle Walt’s “Snow White.”

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Movie Review: “Men in Black 3”

Josh Brolin impersonating the young Tommy Lee Jones is worth the price of admission to “Men in Black 3.”  Dry, drawling, deadpan — he nails the flinty Texan in this sentimental sequel to the sci-fi comedies about secret agents in … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Chasing Mavericks” gives Gerard Butler a chance to show his surfing stuff

 Watch any surfing documentary, from “Whipped!” to “Riding Giants,” and you’ll hear the dudes speak — in hushed tones — about the treacherous and epic waves that show up, off the coast of Santa Cruz, when the conditions are just … Continue reading

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Movie Nation Interview: “Marley” director Kevin Macdonald

Bob Marley remains, as his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame biography attests, “reggae’s foremost practitioner and emissary.” Thirty years after his death, at 36, his estate still earns millions from sales of his music — his “Legend” greatest hits … Continue reading

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Movie Review: New documentary is the last word on Marley”

Bob Marley packed a lot of living into his 36 years. Hit records, international concert success, eleven kids by seven different women, a face stenciled on more t-shirts than Che Guevara, it was as if he knew he didn’t have … Continue reading

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